You can choose from activities such as canoeing and rafting in
the Ardeche, canyoning, tubing and mountaineering in the Alps,
horse riding in Brittany, paragliding and climbing in the Pyrenees, plus other activities on offer in different areas
Chamonix is a real mountain town, full of history and is popular for skiing holidays, but also provides amazing summer
mountaineering and with the diverse terrain it is mostly suited to the experienced for
some of the worlds best winter riding.
The Gorge d'Ardeche is also known as the Grand Canyon of Europe and as the river winds its
way past steep canyon walls and towering cliffs, this creates the ideal location for
canoeing, climbing and walking both for the experienced and the novice alike.
The Alps Maritime is like discovering the true France and even though the Roya Valley is
only around one hours drive from the Riviera, it is still very unspoilt. The valley
itself is renowned for its many canyons and with the fast flowing river and mountain
scenery, this could be the perfect location for an exhilarating family adventure holiday with lots of different
activities to choose from, so you could never become bored, just possibly exhausted!
France has lots of lakes and miles of coastal water suitable for water skiing and other
water sports, although the areas in the South of France are far warmer, which gives it an
added advantage. Also this country has some of the finest terrain for mountain
biking, which is probably why France has been able to produce some the best mountain
bikers in the World.
There are also lots of other adventures that might take your fancy, which could include
pony trekking, kayaking, scuba diving, wind surfing, hiking, rope courses, caving,
abseiling, thrilling jumps into pools, quad biking and much, much more.
Just make sure that whatever type of adventure holiday you are looking for, you think of
everyone that is in your party. Some activities are not available for children under
certain ages, so from the youngest to the oldest, you need to consider what will be
appropriate, after all if you like cycling but
have a heart condition, then mountain biking is not going to be beneficial!
There are some trips that will cater for the experienced, such as rafting down rapids or
ice climbing for the experienced rock climber. Whereas a novice or for instance
someone that has never even been in a canoe or on a horse before, would need to look at
having some tuition incorporated within their holiday before they could attempt some of
the activities on offer.
Also, do confirm the equipment, if any, that you will need to take with you along with any
specific clothing requirements, such as hiking boots or your own life jacket. We had
to get a life jacket for our daughter due to her age, as there were not any available in
very small sizes and the last thing you want is to get to your destination and realise you
cannot participate in the activities you were so looking forward to.
But for anyone who is interested in outdoor adventure travel then this type of holiday can
show you the real France by taking you off the beaten track and into the heart of the
desired destination, where you are able to meet the locals who call the place home.
And if you have a lust for life and a curiosity for culture, then why not try a holiday
excursion by immersing yourself in a completely different world of adventure travel!